Conserved HA-peptides expressed along with flagellin in Trichoplusia ni larvae protects chicken against intranasal H7N1 HPAIV challenge
Escribano, José M.
The immunization of poultry where H5 and H7 influenza viruses (IVs) are endemic is one of the strategies to prevent unexpected zoonoses. Our group has been focused on conserved HA-epitopes as potential vaccine candidates to obtain multivalent immune responses against distinct IV subtypes. In this study, two conserved epitopes (NG-34 and CS-17) fused to flagellin were produced in a Baculovirus platform based on Trichoplusia ni larvae as living biofactories. Soluble extracts obtained from larvae expressing "flagellin-NG34/CS17 antigen" were used to immunize chickens and the efficacy of the vaccine was evaluated against a heterologous H7N1 HPAIV challenge in chickens. The flagellin-NG34/CS17 vaccine protected the vaccinated chickens and blocked viral shedding orally and cloacally. Furthermore, no apparent clinical signs were monitored in 10/12 vaccinated individuals. The mechanism of protection conferred is under investigation.
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Sisteré-Oró, Marta, Susana Martínez-Pulgarín, David Solanes, Veljko Veljkovic, Sergi López-Serrano, Lorena Córdoba, Ivan Cordón, José M. Escribano, and Ayub Darji. 2020. "Conserved HA-Peptides Expressed Along With Flagellin In Trichoplusia Ni Larvae Protects Chicken Against Intranasal H7N1 HPAIV Challenge". Vaccine 38 (3): 416-422. Elsevier BV. doi:10.1016/j.vaccine.2019.11.006.
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MINECO/Programa estatal de I+D+I orientada a los retos de la sociedad/AGL2013-48923-C2-2-R/ES/Nuevas estrategias vacunales frente a enfermedades víricas ganaderas empleando pseudopartículas virales modificadas/
EC/H2020/730964/EU/European Vaccine Research and Development Infrastructure/TRANSVAC2
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